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Weekend Playlist: The Best New Music From Wizkid, Praiz x Sarkodie, Cassper Nyovest & More

These are the songs you need to hear this week.

At the end of every week, we highlight the cream of the crop in music and round up the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks in a Weekend Playlist for you.


Follow our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music to get immediate updates every Friday and read about some of our weekend selections ahead.

D'banj "Be With You"

The Kokomaster D'banj has been coming back strong with his new singles. His latest is the dancehall-infused "Be With You," which features a beach side music video.

Don't miss D'banj live with Sister Nancy and The Compozers at our Riddim & Beats show in NYC next week!

Praiz "Me and You" ft. Sarkodie

This absolute jam from Nigerian R&B singer Praiz and Ghanaian top dog Sarkodie has been on constant repeat at our offices. Check out the new music video for "Me & You"lose yourself in the smooth beat above.

Patoranking "This Kind Love" ft. Wizkid

Patoranking links up with none-other-than Wizkid in this beautiful clip for "This Kind Love." Patoranking mentions that "the video preaches strongly against domestic Violence and also stands for upholding happy love values."

...plus two new joints from Wizkid

Even though he just released Sounds From The Other Side, Wizkid isn't showing any signs of slowing down. This week, he dropped two loosies on Souncloud, both produced by Masterkraft. Check out "Medicine," which just got a new remix featuring Flavour & Phyno, and "Odoo."

Cassper Nyovest "Destiny" ft. Goapele

South African rap star Cassper Nyovest connects with Goapele in the new music video for the slow burning track "Destiny" from his Thuto album.

Burna Boy "Chilling Chillin'" ft. A.I

Burna Boy has promised that he'll be releasing new tracks every Friday for the following three weeks. The first of those is the addictive "Chilling Chillin'" featuring A.I.

Mo Laudi "Por Cima" ft. Flavia Coelho

South Africa's Mo Laudi drops the highly-catchy dance floor-leaning single "Por Cima," alongside vocalist Flavia Coelho.

Adekunle Gold "Call On Me"

Adekunle Gold follows the object of his desire around California in the new music video for "Call On Me."

Amery "I Need Lovin'"

21-year-old Rwandan singer Amery is sounding like an incredibly promising talent in his new single "I Need Lovin'."

DJ Underdog African Summer 2 mixtape

Our fam DJ Underdog will make you shake and dance out all the vibes with his new mix, African Summer 2.

Yaa Yaa "Dumb Drum"

Revisit Ghanaian singer Yaa Yaa's excellent blend of horns and guitars in her single "Dumb Drum," which is newly available on iTunes.

Maleek Berry "Been Calling"

Maleek Berry explores VR love in his new music video for "Been Calling."

Tony Allen "Push And Pull"

Finally, afrobeat drumming legend Tony Allen shares his new single "Push And Pull"

Follow our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music to get immediate updates every Friday

News Brief
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Zambian President Edgar Lungu Collapses During Televised Ceremony

Secretary to Cabinet, Simon Miti confirmed that the head of state experienced sudden dizziness during a commemoration ceremony in Lusaka on Sunday.

"His Excellency the President of The Republic of Zambia Dr Edgar Changwa Lungu, this afternoon experienced sudden dizziness while officiating the 45th Defence Force Day Commemoration and Investiture Ceremony. His Excellency recovered immediately and walked to the official car and returned to his residence at The State House," said Secretary to Cabinet Simon Miti in a statement.

This is not the first time the 64-year-old has collapsed during a public engagement. In 2015 President Lungu was rushed to hospital after collapsing during a Women's Day event, according to a report by The Mail and Guardian. After being discharged from Maina Soko Military Hospital in his home country, he was forced to receive specialist treatment in neighbouring South Africa.

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